Ice painting activity

Ice painting activity

A good one to do on a hot summer’s day – these ice paints are just about as messy as it gets. But also cooling, fun and colourful to play with! Definitely a job for old-clothing.   

What you need:

  • Ice cube tray
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • A skewer
  • Paper

Number of players:


Step 1: Fill the ice cube tray with water.

Step 2: Drop two drops of colouring into each cube.

Step 3: Use the skewer to stir the colour into the water so it blends properly.

Step 4: Start mixing colours to fill up the rest of the trays – use one drop of each colour (one red and one yellow for orange etc). The more colouring you put in, the richer the colour.

Step 5: Freeze overnight.

Step 6: Place ice into a bowl and let the kids paint! Keep another bowl of warm, soapy water and a towel nearby so the kids can clean (and warm!) their hands.

ice painting

This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.

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